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Sail Stars & Stripes USA-11

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Address: 1551 Shelter Island Dr, Kona Kai Resort and Marina, San Diego, CA 92106-3102
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+1 619-255-4705
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09:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Public and private 3 hour sailing charters aboard the authentic 1992...

Public and private 3 hour sailing charters aboard the authentic 1992 America's Cup racing yacht, Stars & Stripes USA-11. Take the helm, grind the winches, or just hang on as this amazing high performance racer zips around San Diego Bay at twice the speed of the average sailboat. A truly unique and memorable experience. Soft drinks, water, peanuts, & pretzels are provided at no cost. You are welcome to bring your own camera, but a crew member will be taking complimentary photos & videos of all the action on board as well as the sights of San Diego Bay. After the sail, complimentary refreshments are served while viewing the days activities on our flat screen TV. The photos & videos will then be posted on Google Web Albums for free access and use. The total cost of $120 for adults & $60 for children (18 & under) is the best value and most exciting venue on San Diego Bay.

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Ever think you'd actually be on an America's Cup yacht, much less the famous Stars & Stripes? AND get to have your hands on the wheel and drive her? Yes, under guidance, but who... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Bruce W
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San Diego, California

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Ever think you'd actually be on an America's Cup yacht, much less the famous Stars & Stripes? AND get to have your hands on the wheel and drive her? Yes, under guidance, but who cares! What a thrill. I was entranced, even hypnotized! What a birthday present form my wife! Lovely day, very friendly and helpful crew! Superb!

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Don't miss this if you can help it. A true great sail adventure around the bay on a historic fast boat.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very friendly with great customer service. Enjoyed the day very much! San Diego bay is beautiful and sailing on this boat in the bay is an experience not be missed.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good introduction to America's cup story. May be some additional comments about mythic people such as Charles Barr : sir Thomas Lipton would be interesting Captain and crew showed a great deal of professionalism, kindness and customer orientation. Perfect The ship is fascinating. Her ratio Boat speed to wind speed is impressive. Quite a unique experience all our family members... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have to say, we originally thought of this as a way to spend a few hours on the water in San Diego to pass some time during our week in San Diego. But honestly, it was the best thing we did there. If you are an old salt or never been on a sailboat, this is a really fun... More 

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Captain_Lynn, Owner at Sail Stars & Stripes USA-11, responded to this review

Thanks for such a wonderful and thorough review. It's guests like you that give us a great deal of pride in what we do. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

I haven't stopped talking about this experience for over 3 days.... it was truly amazing. Incredible boat, friendly and interactive crew, fast sailing, and an overall 5star experience!

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Landenberg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

What a thrill to ride on a real American's Cup racing yacht in San Diego bay. The sense of power when the sails fill is amazing. Great experience and great crew. A nice way to spend an afternoon in San Diego if you are a sailing enthusiast.

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Afton, Wyoming
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Stars and Stripes USA11 America's Cup sailing HAS to be the BEST thing anyone can find to do for an afternoon in San Diego. Summer, Winter, Fall or Spring it doesn't matter. The 72 foot boat is pristine and the crew is always helpful. Captained by experienced and licensed personnel who make the whole racing experience come to life and... More 

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Pleasanton, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Have to admit I was a little nervous about a last-minute invitation to sail on an America's Cup racing yacht since I'm not an overly adventurous type, but later couldn't even believe I'd hesitated for a moment. What a fabulous experience! The afternoon spent on San Diego Bay was wonderful. Watching the experienced crew members was fascinating all by itself,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

I would like to start by thanking all the crew and staff of the Stars n Stripes. Special thank you goes out to Capt Glen for letting me hamm at the Helm. I had an amazing time aboard and this was the highlight of my very first trip to CA. I researched other sailing options in San Diego Bay but... More 

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